My oldest daughter turned sixteen yesterday! Gasp! I’m still in shock. Sixteen. Wow. I wanted to do something special for her big birthday, so we had an awesome night party that included s’mores, a water fountain full of bubbles, lots of glow sticks (for games), a fire pit, and Christmas lights strung all over the backyard. It was awesome. I also wanted to give her an extra special gift.
Last year, I bought a “Get a Clue with Nancy Drew” layer cake because my daughter LOVES all kinds of mystery like Sherlock Holmes, Judy Bolton, The Shadow, and of course Nancy Drew. And, I also happened to find a super cute Nancy Drew quilt pattern here at Moda Bake Shop. Of course I left it all until the last two weeks, but I finished it on Friday (yeah!) and it was her favorite present.
I think the appliqued book covers totally made the quilt. Such a cute idea. I liked the books spread out a little more than the original pattern, so I changed it just a bit.
I’m so in love with the black and white striped binding too. I really struggled picking it out, because I was once told never to put black with dark blue, but I went with it anyway and I’m so glad I did.
I quilted big loopy swirls to go with the fun feel of the quilt (and to get it done a little faster). It’s a simple pattern but, I think it turned out pretty cute.
Now, on to another baby blanket…..